{FD} Neomi Rao confirmed to replace Kavanaugh on D.C. Circuit, winning over key pro-life GOP senator

President Trump’s nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on the influential D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, Neomi Rao, secured Senate confirmation on Wednesday — as well as the support of one prominent Republican who had questioned whether she supported theÂÂexpansive “substantive due process” theory that has been used to justify pro-abortion laws.

{FD} DOJ seeks $72M to hire more than 100 immigration judges, attorneys to help clear massive asylum backlog

In its budget request for the upcoming fiscal year, the Justice Department saidÂÂit needs over $72 million to fund the”stronger enforcement of the nationÃâ‚â„s immigration laws,Ãâ‚ï according to materialsÂÂreleased Monday, in an aggressive move intended to reduce the nation’s backlog ofÂÂasylum casesÂÂdramatically.

{FD} Stacey Abrams says 2020 White House bid ‘definitely on the table’

Stacey Abrams, theÂÂ2018 Georgia gubernatorial candidate considered a rising star in the Democratic Party despite her defeat, announced that a 2020 presidential bid is “definitely on the table” — just hours after seemingly telling attendees at the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference inÂÂAustin, Texas, that she wouldn’t be ready to run until at least 2028.

{FD} Meadows, Jordan probe House Dems’ alleged leak of Kushner, Ivanka Trump security clearance docs

The top Republicans on the House Oversight Committee are demanding to know why the panel’s Democrat leaders apparently leaked key documents concerning Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s security clearances to the media, without bothering to keep Republicans on the committee in the loop and while continuing to press the White House to provideÂÂthe same documents.

{FD} Top House Dem says Cohen likely to face DOJ perjury probe; admits blocking Fox News from primary debates ‘doesn’t help’

A topÂDemocrat on the House Oversight Committee told “Fox News Sunday” that she believes the panel’s chairman, Elijah Cummings, will “end up referring” former Trump attorney Michael Cohen to the Department of Justice for a perjury investigation, on the heels of his dramatic public testimony late last month.

{FD} Cohen met with Schiff staff for over 10 hours before House Oversight Committee hearing, sources say

President Trump’s former personal attorneyÂMichael Cohen told House investigators this week that staffÂfor Intelligence Committee ChairmanÂAdam Schiff, D-Calif., traveled to New York at least four times to meet withÂhimÂfor over 10 hours immediatelyÂbeforeÂlast month’s high-profileÂpublicÂtestimony, according to two sources familiar with the matter — as Republicans questionÂwhether the meetings amounted to coaching a witness.Â

{FD} 9th Circuit rules asylum applicant has right to go before judge, setting up Supreme Court showdown

In a major break from another key appellate court, the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday ruled that a Sri Lankan man who failed his initial asylum screening has the constitutional right to go before a judge — threatening toÂÂfurther clog the immigration court system with tens of thousands of similar claims, andÂÂsetting up a virtually certain Supreme Court showdown.

{FD} Nadler leading Cold War-style ‘inquisition’ against Trump, House Judiciary panel’s ranking Republican says

The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee unloaded on the panel’s chairman, Jerry Nadler, in a fiery letter Thursday, accusing the New York Democrat of conducting an “inquisition” into President Trump “reminiscent of Eastern regimes during the Cold War.”